Criminal Justice

George Zimmerman's Girlfriend: Detectives Misinterpreted Statement, Doesn't Want Him Prosecuted for Domestic Violence

Prosecutors still moving forward based on her complaint last month


Prosecutors say they could legally continue to pursue a domestic violence case against George Zimmerman, despite a signed affidavit from his girlfriend asking them not to.

Prosecutors can and have gone on in domestic cases without victim cooperation, State Attorney's Office spokeswoman Lynne Bumpus Hooper said in an email Monday after Zimmerman asked a judge to change the terms of his bond so he can have contact with girlfriend Samantha Scheibe.